Julie Pitman was born and raised in the United States. She has obtained her undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics and holds credentials as Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Sleep Technologist, and is also Certified in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH). She also pursued a career pathway in full-stack software programming, combining the two specialties to improve clinical care.
Julie has worked in sleep medicine for over 20 years, including as the Chief Sleep Technologist at Stanford for 5 years before returning to private clinical care and research.
From 2018-2022 Julie worked as a sleep expert and consultant for the University of California Santa Cruz working to help successfully build and test a device that would allow for monitoring of sleep in elephant seals, both in water and on land. This research has paved the way to study other animals in their natural environment in marine mammal biology research.
JM Kendall-Bar, R Mukherji*, J Nichols*, C Lopez*, DA Lozano*, JK Pitman, RR Holser, RS Beltran, M Schalles, CL Field, SP Johnson, AL Vyssotski, DP Costa & TM Williams - Eavesdropping on the brain at sea: development of a surface-mounted system to detect weak electrophysiological signals from wild animals.
Jessica M. Kendall-Bar, Terrie M. Williams, Ritika Mukherji, Daniel A. Lozano, Julie K. Pitman, Rachel R. Holser,Theresa Keates, Roxanne S. Beltran, Patrick W. Robinson, Daniel E. Crocker, Taiki Adachi, Oleg I. Lyamin, Alexei L. Vyssotski, and Daniel P. Costa - Brain activity of diving seals reveals short sleep cycles at depth